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18-046: Legal Intern
Country:Los Angeles, CA or Washington, DC
Essential Job Duties/Scope of Work:




International Medical Corps is a global, humanitarian, nonprofit organization dedicated to saving lives and relieving suffering through health care training and relief and develop programs. Established in 1984 by volunteer doctors and nurses, International Medical Corps is a private, voluntary, nonpolitical, nonsectarian organization. Its mission is to improve quality of life through health interventions and related activities that build local capacity in underserved communities worldwide. By offering training and health care to local p and medical assistance to people at highest risk, and with the flexibility to respond rapidly to emergency situations, International Medical Corps rehabilitates devastated health systems and helps bring them back to self-reliance.





The Legal Intern will report to and work closely with the Deputy General Counsel. The Intern will collaborate with other members of the Legal Department on how to create and edit legal documents and contracts to both protect International Medical Corps and help us move our work forward. The Intern will assist in developing a centralized hub to organize and track all contract templates, and learn about the drafting of contract templates including the workflow process for intake and review of contracts. The Intern will also be involved in some or all of the following areas: identifying and resolving compliance issues in foreign countries, reviewing insurance policies to ensure adequate business coverage to minimize company risk, analysis of export compliance and sanctions matters, and drafting of reference guides as needed to assist other employees on compliance with Federal regulations.



To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function with or without reasonable accommodation.


  • Learn how to draft and review of various contracts, MOUs, agreements, and memoranda
  • Practice drafting professional letters, memoranda, and reports
  • Organize various files and other documents
  • Assist in the development and implementation of policies and procedures
  • Conduct research projects on a variety of topics and other tasks defined by the project or management
  • Gather evidence and prepare legal briefs and memoranda
  • Perform other duties as assigned. The duties and responsibilities listed above are representative of the nature and level of work assigned and are not necessarily all inclusive





  • Must be currently pursuing a law degree.
  • Experience writing, reviewing and editing contracts. Must be efficient in Microsoft Office including, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint Strong interpersonal skills, problem-solving abilities and organization
  • Exceptional attention to detail
  • Very strong research, writing and communication skills
  • Self-started with an ability to work in a fast-paced environment and adhere to deadlines
  • Ability to work autonomously and/or in teams